Dr. Oz had Dr. Sampson Davis on his show today who is a board-certified emergency physician. He explained that we can be at a greater risk of heart attack during the Holiday Season.
Read on to get more details on how to reduce your risk of a holiday heart attack…
CelebNHealth247.com reports that many of us are eating foods that are more fattening, salty and even consuming more alcohol that usual.
With the added stress rushing and traveling to spend time with our relatives and the situation can get worse.
According to Dr. Sampson Davis, he shared that you can actually reduce your risk of a heart attack by drinking this smoothie that is filled with healthy fats, carbs, and protein. It will also help to fill you up a bit before you dive into those delicious Holiday goodies.
Try this out and see what you think.
Gather the following ingredients:
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp nuts or seeds
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 cup leftover canned pumpkin (if you don’t have any, use the rest of other-half of the banana)
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Simply mix all of the above in a blender and mix until it becomes smooth.
Dr. Oz shared that when it is cold outside things such as shoveling snow is a big risk factor. A great tip is before any strenuous activity outside in the cold, do a minute of jumping jacks to get the heart pumping. Then, be sure to keep warm with a scarf that covers your nose and mouth to keep your breath warm for your lungs. This prevents your lungs from tightening up. When you are shoveling snow use your knees and legs and squat a bit and only shovel small amounts of snow at a time.
If you are experiencing symptoms of pain, shortness of breath, tiredness or light-headedness seek medical attention to get checked out in the ER or some type of urgent care. Do not wait for a doctor appointment in this situation. Listen to your body.
The tip about covering your nose and mouth are very good when out in the cold for long periods of time, especially if you have asthma or breathing problems.
Just remember that during the Holidays we tend to exercise less and eat and possibly drink in abundance. Enjoy yourself but be safe at the same time as life is precious.